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  • 10 Famous Chinese Proverbs To Live By

    China’s long history, culture, and traditions have birthed some of the world’s more notable philosophers and leaders. From that many famous proverbs and expressions have been passed down through generations and have now spread throughout the world. Here are 10 of the most famous proverbs we can all learn from.

  • 5 Common Myths About China

    China is a country with a long history and has many legends, myth, and beliefs. From the outside looking in, a lot of the situations and events in China may not be what they seem. Many stories have been invented and misconstrued. Here are 5 common myth about China debunked.

  • 5 Things to know If you want to be an intern in China

    From the outside looking in, a lot of people still think that China is the land of opportunity and that if you want to make money, China’s the place to be. Well maybe that might still be true, but now that China is basically a fully developed country, economy wise. Big opportunities are few and far in between. However because of this image, hundreds of thousands of interns and expats apply to work in China. I was one of them 2 years ago and I want to share with you 5 things you need to know if you want to intern in China.

  • Is the Xia Dynasty Just a Legend?

    ​You may have never heard of the Xia Dynasty before. It is believed to be the first dynastic clan to rule over China, but there are almost no archeological remains to prove the written records. So it has been considered a legend by many modern historians.

  • One day in Hangzhou, the city dubbed China's heaven on Earth

    So we spent the night in Xitang the night before and in the early morning we took a bus from Xitang to Hangzhou. Since we didn’t have that much time, we had to decide exactly where we wanted to go and do. We choose to just focus on 2 areas: Hefang street and the west lake. They're close to each other and has a lot of the major tourist attractions of Hangzhou.

  • One day in XiTang

    If you find yourself working in Shanghai, it may be hard to leave the city. Vacations are few and far in between, and national holidays are never a good time to travel. However, there are a few trips you can take just during the weekend, and one of the few I took was from Shanghai to Xi Tang and Hangzhou. Both of these places definitely deserved more time, but if you're short on time, you can see a good chunk of these 2 cities. Here's what I did in 1 day in Xi Tang.

  • Explore the Yunnan Stone Forest in Kunming

    ​A UNESCO world heritage site and AAAAA-class scenic tourist site, the Stone Forest of Chongqing are a geological wonder. The Stone forest or Shilin national Scenic Area spans over 500 km2 and is separated into 7 sections, the most iconic being the Lizijing and Naigu stone Forest. The stone forest is believed to be over 270 million years old and comprised of limestone.

  • Top 5 Waterfalls in China

    People from around the world flock to waterfalls to watch the water cascade down over cliffs and hillsides, but for what reason? There are many theories, one is that on an emotional level, watching waterfalls and the white noise it creates just makes people feel more relaxed and calm and is almost therapeutic. Also on the biological level, humans and other animals are drawn to water because it is essential to our survival, but especially moving bodies of water because it is safer to consumer than standing bodies of water. However most of these are speculations, either why if you’re in China here are the top 5 waterfalls to see if you enjoy chasing waterfalls!

  • 7 Free Things to Do in Shanghai

    Shanghai is one of the most expensive cities in China, but to truly get a look into a city you don’t have to break the bank. Here are 7 places in Shanghai that you can explore for free!

  • 5 Reasons You Should Add Tibet to Your Bucket List

    Although Tibet is quite difficult to visit for foreigners because you have to get a special permit or go with a tour group, that is also one of the reasons you should definitely visit...

  • Top 5 Day Trips from Shanghai

    There are a lot of different things you can do and see in Shanghai, but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, here are 5 places you can go in a day from Shanghai.

  • 5 feminine products that are hard to find in China

    China is the home of cheap clothing and products, but although it seems like everything is made in China, it may not be readily available in China. So leave a section in your luggage for these 5 feminine products that are hard to find.

  • Eat egg embryo in Nanjing?!?

    Arguably one of the best thing about traveling is eating different and new cuisine! However, would you be up for eating chicken embryo?

  • Top Five Destinations in May

    With the coming of May, the temperature of most parts of China has reached warm level. The best season to visit China is coming. If you have any plans to travel in China, you'd better grasp the right time.

About the author

Monica is a Canadian-Chinese travel blogger and marketer that has spent time in Beijing, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou,and Xitang, Shanghai. When she isn't watching YouTube videos, you can find her writing or creating videos.

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